Archive for November, 2010

The 2011 Land Rover LR2, which will face competition from the new Porsche Cajun in the next few years, has been recalled for a faulty air bag. Land Rover LR2 SUVs from the 2010 and 2011 model years are being recalled for a problem with the driver’s frontal airbag. The Land Rover LR2 recall affects […]

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Porsche has announced that it will build an entry-level SUV, tentatively named the Cajun, to sell below the Cayenne. The Porsche Cajun is slated to go on sale in America in 2013 and will compete with luxury SUVs like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK and the Cajun’s corporate cousin, the Audi Q5. The Porsche Cajun […]

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General Motors has announced a recall on 185,000 small pickup trucks because the child safety seat anchor does not comply with federal safety standards. The recall affects the 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as well as the 2006 Isuzu i-280 and i-350 and the 2007-2008 Isuzu i-290 and i-370. The recall affects regular and […]

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The Chevrolet Volt has been given a 93 miles per gallon rating by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 93-mpg rating is the equivalency rating for the Volt when operating on just electric power. The Volt also received a second rating of 37-mpg when operating on just the gasoline engine, which occurs after the electric motor’s […]

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Ford has released a version of the Transit Connect designed for hauling people instead of tools. The Transit Connect is now available in a minivan form with seating for five and rear windows so that the three back seat passengers don’t feel like they’re riding in a cave. The 2011 Ford Transit Connect Premium Wagon […]

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The 2012 Mazda 5 will go on sale in January 2011. Mazda has released pictures of the updated Mazda 5 that show a much more stylish small minivan than the 2010 model it will replace. The 2012 Mazda 5 will have a starting price of $19,990. The 2012 Mazda 5 will have three different trim […]

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Oprah Winfrey revealed the silhouette of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle yesterday on her Ultimate Favorite Things giveaway show. Oprah gave away a new 2012 Beetle to every audience member, but only showed them an outline of what their new car will look like because VW has not yet officially revealed the Beetle’s new look. […]

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf has been given an official fuel economy rating of 99-mpg. If that sounds strange to you, it’s probably because you know that the Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric car that doesn’t use any gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a formula for rating the efficiency of electric vehicles. The […]

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With the new 2012 Ford Focus, Ford will become the only carmaker selling four cars that get more than 40-mpg in the United States. The new 2011 Ford Fiesta, the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus, as well as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid all get more than 40-mpg on the highway. The 2011 […]

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Nissan has announced that 605,000 cars and trucks made from 2001 to 2010 will be recalled due to a steering problem and a battery defect. GM also announced that 13,780 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS models will be recalled because of a fluid leak that could cause a fire. Chrysler will be recalling 16,000 Jeep […]

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